Tips And Techniques For Installing Berber carpet

March 12, 2006
installing berber carpet
Have you decided to put Berber carpet in your home? Installing Berber carpet is one of the most important steps as it is important that the carpet is installed correctly to help it last longer. Incorrectly installed carpeting wears out quicker, which will cost you more money in the long run. That is why you want to make sure that you have a professional installer install your carpeting. You will get your money back many times over in the use of your carpeting.



Is it an easy task to install carpet?:


Many people think that it is no big deal to install carpeting, but once you get into it you realize that it takes quite a bit of work to install your carpeting correctly, especially on stairs and other hard to fit areas. You can install Berber carpet on stairs, but it takes quite a few cuts and some finessing to get it to lay right and look beautiful; that is another reason to turn to a professional carpet installer.


Selection Of The Right Tools:


If you have your heart set on do-it-yourself Berber carpet installation, make sure that you research the subject carefully and that you rent (renting is usually cheaper) or purchase the correct tools. The right set of tools will go a long way to helping you lay your Berber carpet, but if you do not know the proper way to use them you will still be at a disadvantage. Check your local home improvement store or flooring store to see if they offer classes on how to lay carpet. Many times these classes are free or low cost, which can be a great benefit and can save you money over professional installation.



A technique which helps installation:


Another way that you can undergo your Berber carpet installation yourself is to purchase Berber carpet tiles.  They provide the complete flooring solutions for various spaces. These tiles have the padding already on them and all you need to do is to line them up and lay them down. They can be laid on any clean and dry surface and if one gets stained, you just replace it with an extra tile. This is great for most rooms, but if you plan to carpet your steps, then you will have to go with regular roll carpeting. Berber carpet tiles are a great option for those do-it-yourselfers. It is manufactured in many types of fiber, each having its own independent qualities..


Details Of The Types Of Fibres Used:


Olefin and nylon are the very common types of fibres used for Berber Carpet. The following are the details of the two fibres: Olefin: It is a synthetic polypropylene material. Inspite of being the low cost fiber, it uses petrochemicals and it is acknowledged as the least viable option for carpet fiber. It is a popular choice for Berber carpet, as it is generally stain resistant, colorfast and strong. There is always being a debate between the clients and the installers, as it has some environmental impact even inside the home and also during the process of manufacturing. Nylon: It is also synthetic and finds the same characteristics of Olefin, like stain resistance and durability. It leans to withstand well under regular use and might become much less dirty than Olefin. Moreover, nylon 6 used in this process is recyclable and is again used as the raw material for the manufacturing of carpets. It is also a good option for it’s sustainability, durability and cost. Many of the large manufacturers provide the recycling programs for old nylon carpets which includes the likes of Shaw and Mohawk.


Choosing The Right Person For Carpeting:


Installing Berber carpet can make your home feel instantly warmer and more welcoming. If your carpet is installed correctly, you will enjoy years and years of enjoyment. That is why you need to make sure that the professional that you choose has experience in laying Berber carpeting. A great place for you to find a good carpet installation professional is from friends and family. Ask your flooring store who they recommend. Once you have a few names of installers then call them and ask for references. Berber carpet is an investment and you will want to be sure that you will get the maximum value from your investment. With just a little work and research, you will be on your way to having beautiful Berber carpet installed in your home.


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